Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind

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McGraw-Hill Education (India) Pvt Limited, Apr 1, 2003
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It shook up the world of marketing with all the force of a 20-megaton bomb, and now, two decades later, Positioning is still as fresh and, perhaps, even more relevant, for advertisers in the New Economy. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the classic book that changed an industry, McGraw-Hill has reunited mavens of marketing Al Ries and Jack Trout to make available to another generation of advertisers the book that forever changed the way advertising is done.The 20th Anniversary Edition features commentary from the authors that offers fresh insight into why positioning a product in a prospective customer's mind is still the most important strategy in business. Ries and Trout look back over two decades of campaigns, offering penetrating analyses of some of the most phenomenal successes and unbelievable failures in advertising history.The first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a skeptical, over-communicated public, Positioning describes a revolutionary approach to creating a position in a prospective customer's mind that reflects a company's own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors. Writing in their trademark witty, fast-paced style, Ries and Trout explain how to position an industry leader so that it gets into people's minds and stays there, how to position a follower so that it can occupy a space not claimed by the leader, and how to avoid letting a second product ride on the coattails of an established one.

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Review: Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind: How to Be Seen and Heard in the Overcrowded Marketplace

User Review  - Ninakix - Goodreads

Quick read. Classic, reminds me of many things written by business professors. There's an assuredness and simplification to it that bags, yet there are a few interesting ideas to consider, the larger idea of positioning seems true. Certainly the book is a bit dated as well. Read full review

Review: Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind: How to Be Seen and Heard in the Overcrowded Marketplace

User Review  - Shakir Sharfraz - Goodreads

So much gets talked about positioning, but we get only bits and pieces everywhere. The author clearly delineates the idea with engaging case studies in this book. Read full review

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